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Today 05:57 PM
mojo maestro Loveland barely can keep the power on.....................lifts in disrepair.................always on "wind hold"...........do yourself a favor and keep driving.........
Today 05:39 PM
Someoldguy
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Originally Posted by Aztrailerhawk View Post
Loveland is too windy and WAY too cold. It's only another 30 minutes through the tunnel, and you get Copper/Keystone/Breck.
I keep seeing you guys say this over the years and I assumed it was sarcasm to keep people away. Used to do loveland pass with friends taking turns driving my pickup truck back in the 90's a lot, and don't quite remember it being that windy/cold. Some of my best days were there, short but fresh lines all day. Could have just been lucky timing. Although, i-70 sure was a lot easier back then too. Memberberries I guess.
Today 03:00 PM
Aztrailerhawk
This all day

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Never in my 20+ years of being in CO have I rode Loveland, and I keep thinking the midweek pass might be a decent option. But once I get to the tunnel seems like might as well just finish it off at that point since the worst traffic is behind me then. Vail I am done with for good.
Loveland is too windy and WAY too cold. It's only another 30 minutes through the tunnel, and you get Copper/Keystone/Breck.
Today 11:47 AM
Someoldguy
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Welp, I think this weekend was enough to get me to rage quit weekend riding for the rest of the season. Left my house in Lakewood at 5:45AM on Saturday. Didn't make it to Idaho Springs until 7:30AM, got to Keystone around 8:45AM. Blue skies and I-70 was completely dry. Absolutely no reason for that kind of shit show with perfect driving conditions.

Snowboarding is fun and all, but I think knitting is more my speed now. If anyone needs me I'll be over at the KnittingForum.com, hanging out in the Colorado Yarn, Meet Ups, and General Discussion thread.
Hahaha, I feel your pain bud. I thought I would be set when we bought this house in Lakewood in 2011, far west side just a few blocks from 6th ave fwy. ~60 miles to Copper? No problemo. Damn was I wrong.

Weekends have been off the table for years to me now. The only solution short of moving back up there I think is just leaving late and going home early. I've been in the i-70 rage quit mode, and it's always when I leave at 6am or so. Seems like waiting until ~10am to drive up, get 2-3 hours of laps, then gtfo has been pretty kind to me in the past.

Yeah you miss most all of the fresh tracks. But god damn i-70 is just the worst ever and makes me rage. Was looking at places in Steamboat just to get away from i-70, and planning a move there before the wife got pregnant (and I destroyed my shoulder), everything on hold now.

Never in my 20+ years of being in CO have I rode Loveland, and I keep thinking the midweek pass might be a decent option. But once I get to the tunnel seems like might as well just finish it off at that point since the worst traffic is behind me then. Vail I am done with for good.
Today 10:37 AM
Aztrailerhawk
Sunday is better than Saturday

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Originally Posted by Big Foot View Post
Welp, I think this weekend was enough to get me to rage quit weekend riding for the rest of the season. Left my house in Lakewood at 5:45AM on Saturday. Didn't make it to Idaho Springs until 7:30AM, got to Keystone around 8:45AM. Blue skies and I-70 was completely dry. Absolutely no reason for that kind of shit show with perfect driving conditions.

Snowboarding is fun and all, but I think knitting is more my speed now. If anyone needs me I'll be over at the KnittingForum.com, hanging out in the Colorado Yarn, Meet Ups, and General Discussion thread.
Sunday is better than Saturday, at least as far as traffic is concerned. Also, you are driving a little too far.....
Today 10:23 AM
mojo maestro
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Originally Posted by Big Foot View Post
Welp, I think this weekend was enough to get me to rage quit weekend riding for the rest of the season. Left my house in Lakewood at 5:45AM on Saturday. Didn't make it to Idaho Springs until 7:30AM, got to Keystone around 8:45AM. Blue skies and I-70 was completely dry. Absolutely no reason for that kind of shit show with perfect driving conditions.

Snowboarding is fun and all, but I think knitting is more my speed now. If anyone needs me I'll be over at the KnittingForum.com, hanging out in the Colorado Yarn, Meet Ups, and General Discussion thread.
One less car.................
Today 09:58 AM
Big Foot Welp, I think this weekend was enough to get me to rage quit weekend riding for the rest of the season. Left my house in Lakewood at 5:45AM on Saturday. Didn't make it to Idaho Springs until 7:30AM, got to Keystone around 8:45AM. Blue skies and I-70 was completely dry. Absolutely no reason for that kind of shit show with perfect driving conditions.

Snowboarding is fun and all, but I think knitting is more my speed now. If anyone needs me I'll be over at the KnittingForum.com, hanging out in the Colorado Yarn, Meet Ups, and General Discussion thread.
02-16-2017 05:13 PM
mojo maestro
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Originally Posted by NickinCO View Post
I ain't gonna argue... but mountain biking in february on dry trails has been really fun. Beats the weekend I70 deal.
Let me know how fun it is in June when everything's on fire......................
02-16-2017 11:43 AM
NickinCO
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
I'm not gonna lose my mind over a couple of warm days, especially with another storm right on the horizon.

But, what we really need is some snow in the foothills. So far it's been a super dry, super windy winter in the foothills. Nothing is getting over the divide. This whole place is a tinderbox with this combo of dry weather and near constant wind. We need a good upslope storm.
I ain't gonna argue... but mountain biking in february on dry trails has been really fun. Beats the weekend I70 deal.
02-15-2017 08:06 PM
deagol Check this out:


100 degrees in Oklahoma, in winter

https://www.wunderground.com/blog/Je...66-in-iceland-
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